Planning, preparing and cooking on a budget

Challenge reference: 1774

Notional learning hours  30
Level 2
Preparing for Adulthood pathway
Vocational area
Skill
Learning aim

Learners will be able to plan, cost, prepare and serve a healthy three course meal for guests using a budget of no more than £5.00 per head.

Learning context

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Learning outcomes

What the learner needs to know, understand or be able to do

The learner will:

  1. Identify the requirements of a healthy and balanced diet.

  2. Demonstrate how to plan a healthy three course meal for a group of guests.

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Assessment criteria

What the learner need to demonstrate in order to meet the learning outcome

The learner can:

    • Describe at least three factors involved in consuming a healthy and balanced diet
    • Demonstrate they know what the Eatwell Guide is
    • State at least four types of food for each of the food groups on the Eatwell Plate
    • State two changes that could be made to their own diet 
    • Identify and state whether guests have specific dietary requirements e.g. vegan, allergies
    • Research healthy starters, mains and desserts within designated budget and select an appropriate recipe for each course
    • State final menu choices and explain the thinking behind these choices
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